Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault?

Whether you were injured as the result of a negligent driver, employer or any other party, we can help.

Our personal injury services

We have helped injured people in Cardiff and throughout the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 612 7456. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Injury compensation calculator

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Cardiff road accident claims

You have the right to make a claim for compensation if you were hurt on Cardiff's roads because of a careless driver.

It does not matter whether you were involved in a hit-and-run on Cardiff's roads, or have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, Quittance's useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Cardiff

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

No matter what your job is - whether you are a carpenter injured on a building site or a media executive injured in the office, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

Work accident claims

Other types of claim

Public place accidents

Reported data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Wales in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a carrying injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like torn ligaments occurring on pavement cracks are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred recently.

Public place accident claims

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than a compensation award. You can write to Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing impact on an injured person. Quittance work to achieve compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including damages for medical and care costs.

Our network of solicitor firms work with Courts, medical providers and insurance companies to ensure people affected by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Other types of claim

Cardiff No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Cardiff injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Cardiff and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Talk to the experts

Our specialist solicitors have an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

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Frequently asked questions

How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Cardiff?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Cardiff and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Cardiff seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

Identifying a suitable legal representation for your case is an important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award for your accident.

How do you make sure you instruct the best company to act for you?

Solicitor reviews in Cardiff - What to look for

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is quite significant

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant awarded ?101,922 for spinal cord damage can vary from ?61,153 to ?86,634.

More information : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need to select a local Cardiff solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very important as injury cases are usually managed remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a firm with national medical centres as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

What are the road accident statistics in Cardiff

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Cardiff are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were 1 fatal accidents, 63 serious accidents and 803 slight accidents in 2013 in Cardiff (Total events were 867 council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 851. Accidents in Cardiff in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4161 and A4119 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A4160 and A4234 junction.

Our network of specialist lawyers are experienced in securing the highest damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Cardiff.

Work accident statistics in Cardiff

The latest 2019 accident at work information for the Cardiff Local Authority (2013/14) are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Saftey Executive:

Workplace accidents in Cardiff Local Authority (RIDAGGR)Reported Injuries
General77
Electric shock injury2
Machinery related injury8
Exposed to explosion0
Exposed to fire1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)3
Fall from height43
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)1
Lifting and handling injuries136
Physical assault33
Slip, trip, fall same level148
Struck against23
Struck by moving vehicle12
Struck by object49
Crushed by something collapsing4

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by Quittance’s solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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